Clapham Common’s two-day dance music festival South West Four has revealed its full line-up including top trance, techno, house and electro DJs and live acts to add to headliners Underworld, Pendulum and Magnetic Man. With music spread across four arenas over the August Bank Holiday, the additions of Sven Vath, Above & Beyond, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice and Tiga is just the tip of an impressive array of acts.
Two UK festival exclusives and an appearance by a celebrated dance duo at this year’s Big Chill Festival shows the event is keen to stay as fresh as ever, now in its 17th year. The first acts have been unveiled for the August festival at the luch surroundings of Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire, spanning countless genres with artists from around the world.
Camp Bestival, the sister event to the Isle of Wight’s Bestival, is back at Lulworth Castle in Dorset this July for another family-friendly outing. Having won the last two Best Family Festival Awards, join headliners Primal Scream Presents Screamadelica, Blondie and Mark Ronson and the Business INTL join Groove Armada Presents Red Light, House of Pain, Katy B, Beardyman and The Cuban Brothers for four days of music and entertainment.
For the first time a music festival will be made available to experience in 3D TV when Bestival screens on Sky in September. Set from The Cure, Pendulum, Primal Scream, PJ Harvey, Brian Wilson and DJ Shadow will be among the seven-and-a-half hours of coverage from event on the Isle of Wight.
Clapham’s Get Loaded in the Park’s line-up swells with its latest additions to the day festival on Clapham Common this June.
An abandoned fort, boat parties and beach parties over four days of music: Croatia’s Outlook Festival remains Europe’s largest bass music and soundsystem event with settings to match its lofty title. This September, head to Croatia for the finest in hip hop, grime, dub, dubstep, raggae, drum & bass, electronica and techno starring Barrington Levy, Pharoahe Monch, Skream, Benga, Kode 9, Iration Steppas and more.
Looking to celebrate the Royal Wedding in London somewhere other than in front of the television as the ceremony unfolds or on the streets trying to catch a brief glimpse of the happy couple? Then head to the Leonard Street Royal Wedding Party with The Book Club.
This June Beach Break Live returns to South Wales for its fifth year of frolics in the sun. Heading up the five-day beach party is rock act White Lies along with Tinie Tempah, Example, dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man, Newton Faulkner, Professor Green, We Are Scientists and the woman-of-the-moment Katy B.
The main stage acts at Clapham Common’s South West Four Weekender in August have been revealed. Joining Magnetic Man, Underworld and Pendulum over the two-day event in south London is a roster of big name DJs as the Ministry of Sound take over the stage on Saturday, August 27th while Union present the line-up on Sunday, August 28th.
As more details are revealed about the return of Glade Festival this June, two competitions could see you either camping in style or getting behind the decks at the event. Along with the main stages of Glade, Overkill, Origin, InSpiral and the mini venues of Nanosystems, there will also be BETA – an area programmed by Bristol’s Team Love, online mix hosting network Mixcloud and London promoters Man Make Music and Bridging the Gap.
It’s been an interesting year for Royal Family memorabelia – the Will and Kate wedding has led to all manner of tacky trash hitting shelves across the UK and gimmicky tie-ins with everything from the traditional dishcloths to mobile phones. Now there’s something else for avid collectors to buy: streetwear brand Bench have launched a commemorative dubplate with Doorly.
Alternative-electronic music promoters The Playground celebrate their third birthday in style with a party bash at London’s Koko starring French electro heroes Yuksek and Brodinski under their moniker The Krays. Along with Uffie, nominated at the French Victoires De La Musique Awards for Best Electro Album, James Yuill, a UK debut from Icelandic act Huoratron and French group Sexy Sushi, the event on Saturday, April 23rd will be an Easter dance bonanza.
Lets Go Crazy, the youth clubbing and lifestyle brand set up by 21-year-old promoter Callum Negus Fancey, has joined the party in Victoria Park this June with deadmau5. It will host its own area featuring Nero, Skrillex, Modestep, DJ Hype, DJ Fresh, Jaguar Skills and Netsky.
Scotland’s RockNess has revealed more acts, the launch of a rock n roll circus and a celebration of 20 years of Soma at this year’s June festival.
King Jacks is a rock ‘n’ roll solo artist. Walking with the swagger that his Britpop heroes have paved the way for, he’s hitting London on a return from Manchester armed with a collection of songs whose lyrics relate to the common man at a time where the people of the world are already joining together. He’s promising to unify truth and empowerment as he chants his way through this indie anthem “Heroes”. In The Guardian’s famous Band of the Day column it was said “This prince charming’s ambitious pop reminds us of the brash, brilliantly bolshy quality of Adam Ant”, and he’s got three shows to make good on his potential.
The original underground dance music camping festival Glade returns for 2011 in a smaller but more perfectly formed package. Stipped down to its roots, 5,000 revellers will amass at a secret UK location where the same attention to detail that once saw the event crowned Best Dance Festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2008.
Drumcode, Cocoon and Together are among the hosts of the arenas at Clapham’s South West Four Weekender festival in August. Every year the dance events top party organisers from London and the world take over their indoor arenas – in 2011 those include one of the biggest dance labels and two of Ibiza’s most legendary club nights.
Influential graphic artists Luke Insect, Leo Zero and Dave Little will be exhibiting a collection of hypnotically-striking works in London from the end of April. They have their roots firmly seated in the psychedelic scenes of the 1960s as well as the musicians, clubs and brands for which they have produced work and ON will see a selection of the artists’ originals, back catalgue works and bespoke, site-specific creations inspired by the converted warehouse space of the Idea Generation gallery on display.
For the first time on Saturday, August 13th spectacular dance event Sensation is coming to the O2 Arena. After more than a decade of creating dance music history and rocking over a million people around the globe with impressive stage shows, acrobats, performers, state-of-the-art lightshows, lasers, fireworks and the world’s top DJ’s, Smirnoff presents Sensation is set to be a major event for dance music fans.
Reformed legendary dance music group Leftfield have been confirmed as headliners of the intimate Beat-Herder Festival. Last year, Leftfield took their live show on the road after 10 years in hibernation producing impressive performances and now their hitting the festival circuit for a second year taking in the three day event in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley in July from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd.
House DJ and producer Claude Monnet is fusing his passion for music with his love of street art, giving young artists the chance to shine. His Back 2 Fundamentals project celebrating the world of urban culture and house music appreciation is back, seeking creative and artistic ways to match this expressive culture and offer an exciting visual aspect this year dubbed “Act 2: The Nouvelle Vague”.
After celebrating 10 years of dance festivals in 2010, GlobalGathering returns this summer promising a new concept for the two-day event including a new layout and fresh promotors joining the fray. On Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th Long Martson Airfield will be taken over once more, this year with an even more eclectic mix of acts than ever before. Pendulum, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Eric Prydz and Underworld may be the headliners but there’s a diverse range of acts among the 150 other performers across 10 arenas with trance fans in particular getting treated to many of their favourite acts.
Continuing on from the announcement of Razorlight to headline Get Loaded in the Park’s return to Clapham Common in June this year, more acts have been announced for the one-day festival.
Urban festival Dot to Dot will once again take over three of Britain’s musical hubs on the late May bank holiday weekend with events in Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol. The multi-venue festival will continue the event’s tradition in hosting some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists, this year headlined by Hurts and We Are Scientists.
One of London’s biggest underground party brands Urban Nerds celebrates four years in the game with their biggest ever rave with more than 20 acts representing the finest in dubstep, electro, garage, grime and all things bass heavy, at legendary King’s Cross nightspot, Scala.